"There’s no such thing as a bad home movie. These mini-underground opuses are revealing, scary, joyous, always flawed, filled with accidental art and shout out from attics and closets all over the world to be seen again. Home Movie Day is an orgy of self-discovery, a chance for family memories to suddenly become show business. If you’ve got one, whip it out and show it now." - John Waters"You know what? It is the 8 mm. movie that will save us. It is coming. You may think I am crazy. But I know people, very talented people, shooting their movies on 8 mm. The day is close when the 8 mm. home-movie footage will be collected and appreciated as folk art, like songs and the lyric poetry that was created by the people. Blind as we are, it will take us a few more years to see it, but some people see it already. They see the beauty of the sunsets taken by a Bronx woman when she passed through the Arizona desert; travelogue footage, awkward footage that will suddenly sing with an unexpected rapture; the Brooklyn Bridge footage; the spring cherry blossoms footage; the Coney Island footage; the Orchard Street footage—time is laying a veil of poetry over them." - Jonas Mekas (Movie Journal, 1963)

"There’s no such thing as a bad home movie. These mini-underground opuses are revealing, scary, joyous, always flawed, filled with accidental art and shout out from attics and closets all over the world to be seen again. Home Movie Day is an orgy of self-discovery, a chance for family memories to suddenly become show business. If you’ve got one, whip it out and show it now." - John Waters

"You know what? It is the 8 mm. movie that will save us. It is coming. You may think I am crazy. But I know people, very talented people, shooting their movies on 8 mm. The day is close when the 8 mm. home-movie footage will be collected and appreciated as folk art, like songs and the lyric poetry that was created by the people. Blind as we are, it will take us a few more years to see it, but some people see it already. They see the beauty of the sunsets taken by a Bronx woman when she passed through the Arizona desert; travelogue footage, awkward footage that will suddenly sing with an unexpected rapture; the Brooklyn Bridge footage; the spring cherry blossoms footage; the Coney Island footage; the Orchard Street footage—time is laying a veil of poetry over them." - Jonas Mekas (Movie Journal, 1963)

Alla Nazimova’s Salomé, screening next week at Light Industry.

"Oh how could they ever understand?" Jonathan Halper’s haunting soundtrack for Kenneth Anger’s Puce Moment, which screens next week at Light Industry.

Next week at Light Industry: Kenneth Anger’s Puce Moment + Alla Nazimova’s Salome www.lightindustry.org/salome

Next week at Light Industry: Kenneth Anger’s Puce Moment + Alla Nazimova’s Salome www.lightindustry.org/salome

From Craig Baldwin’s Tribulation 99, screening tonight with William E. Jones’s The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography http://lightindustry.org/gay-alien (at Light Industry)

From Craig Baldwin’s Tribulation 99, screening tonight with William E. Jones’s The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography http://lightindustry.org/gay-alien (at Light Industry)

In comparison: two 16mm prints of Killer of Sheep. Showing tonight as part of Ross Lipman’s presentation at Light Industry http://lightindustry.org/revision

Next week at Light Industry: Ross Lipman on the explosive collaboration between John Cassavetes and Charles Mingus.
Mike and George Kuchar in Gregory Markopoulos’s Galaxie, screening Sept 16 http://lightindustry.org/galaxie

Mike and George Kuchar in Gregory Markopoulos’s Galaxie, screening Sept 16 http://lightindustry.org/galaxie